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2024 Bottom Longline Survey in Photos

Our survey see sokme pretty incredible things while working in the Gulf of Maine. From marine mammals, fish, and birds, to gorgeous sunrises and exciting moments, here are some of the sights and scenes they were treated to in 2024.
June 12, 2024 - Photo Gallery ,
A hand holds a small tannish-gray octopus resting on three fingers.

Fall Groundfish Survey Photo Gallery

Check out some of the specimens caught on the 2023 Fall Groundfish Survey!
June 11, 2024 - Photo Gallery ,
An image of a gulf frog crab

Largest Salt Marsh Restoration in the Northeast to Bring Back Cape Cod River Herring

NOAA and our partners are helping river herring safely reach their historic spawning grounds by restoring a degraded estuary in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
June 11, 2024 - Video ,
River herring migrating up a Cape Cod stream (Photo: Danielle Weissman/NOAA) River herring migrating up a Cape Cod stream (Photo: Danielle Weissman/NOAA)

Teaching Kids to Fish and Love the Water

NOAA Fisheries and partners are working with communities in South Carolina to get kids involved in fishing and environmental conservation.
June 06, 2024 - Podcast ,
Children fishing on a dock in Charleston, South Carolina Children fishing on a dock in Charleston, South Carolina. Credit: Jae Schmitz

Dam Removals Boost Atlantic Salmon Populations in Maine

Habitat restoration efforts on the Penobscot River in Maine will help Atlantic salmon population recover and support ancestral traditions of the Penobscot Nation.
May 23, 2024 - Podcast ,
A fish leaping above fast-moving water Atlantic salmon. Credit: National Park Service.

Studying Sound in the Ocean to Prepare for Offshore Wind Development

NOAA Fisheries scientists talk about passive acoustic monitoring and where it fits into the country's renewable energy strategy.
May 09, 2024 - Podcast ,
Overcast day with mostly gray and silver tones. In the background at left, a line of 8 offshore windmills tower over the horizon. In the foreground, a small boat open-decked boat with a flat roof is silhouetted against a shining sea A small fishing vessel near wind turbines. Credit: Bob Brewer on Unsplash

2024 Ice Seal Research in Alaska Photo Gallery

What does ice seal research in Alaska look like? Explore our photo gallery to see photos from scientists in the field.
May 01, 2024 - Photo Gallery ,
A seal with dark black hair and a distinct white ribbon pattern resting on an ice floe in the sunshine with its head up and looking forward to the left.

What Happened to All the Alaska Snow Crabs?

A few years ago, snow crab populations in Alaska collapsed. Hear how NOAA biologists solved the mystery of what happened to them.
April 25, 2024 - Podcast ,
Photo of a pair of Bering Sea snow crabs on a lab table. Bering Sea snow crab support a valuable commercial fishery. Photo: NOAA Fisheries.

2024 Bottom Trawl Survey in Photos

Ever wonder what life is like when your office is a large floating marine laboratory? Our photo gallery highlights some of the incredible sights and scenes from the 2024 Bottom Trawl Survey season.
April 22, 2024 - Photo Gallery ,
Sam Truesdell wears a baseball hat and a gray long sleeve shirt while standing on an upper deck of a research vessel at sea. He is standing behind a wooden sign “Henry B. Bigelow,” the ship’s name.